Torbalı

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Torbalı
Torbalı
Coordinates: 38°09′43″N27°21′30″E / 38.16194°N 27.35833°E / 38.16194; 27.35833 Coordinates: 38°09′43″N27°21′30″E / 38.16194°N 27.35833°E / 38.16194; 27.35833
Country Turkey
Province İzmir
Government
  Mayor Adnan Yaşar Görmez (AK Parti)
   Kaymakam Aydın Memük
Area [1]
  District 565.28 km2 (218.26 sq mi)
Population (2012) [2]
   Urban 127,101
  District 138,040
  District density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Website www.torbali.bel.tr

Torbalı is a district of İzmir Province of Turkey.

An ancient Ionian city, Metropolis, is found in the district. It was famous for its wines and religious sites, and had three sanctuaries in marble dedicated to the Roman Emperor Augustus and his foster child Germanicus, in an ancient theatre which dominates the valley.

Pieces of art found during the excavations are now exhibited in İzmir and Ephesus museums. The town has the remains of an old port and a few holiday complexes, and is set attractively against a pine forest.

References

  1. "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  2. "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.